autologous autologous

Definition(s):

  • (adj) derived from organisms of the selfsame individual

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Usage(s):

  1. Some have autologous transplants, in which their own marrow is harvested and returned to them later; others must search for allogeneic transplants from donors--usually relatives.
  2. A third is increasingly being used in elective surgery: autologous transfusion, in which patients are given blood that they had donated and banked for themselves.

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  1. "This new agreement will strengthen Biomet Biologics' efforts to provide autologous surgical products that enhance outcomes and reduce patient risk as compared to animal derived and pooled human blood products," said Joel Higgins, Vice President...
    on Aug 3, 2006 By: Joel Higgins Source: PR Newswire (press release)

  2. "Our company has chosen to focus on autologous cell therapies, which use cells from the patients` own bone marrow to repair a physical dysfunction, since we believe that this approach may circumvent many of the safety hurdles and ethical...
    on Dec 15, 2004 By: Beck Source: Arutz Sheva

  3. "It's autologous, we don't need to worry about rejection of tissue, and immunosuppression," says Glenn Winnier of Pharmafrontiers, a company in Woodland, Texas.
    on Jun 21, 2006 By: Glenn Source: EurekAlert (press release)

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